What if my newborn baby isn’t eating well at all?
If a baby is not feeding effectively after birth, it is extremely important that caregivers address the issue. Newborn babies need milk to live and if they don’t get enough, they face starvation. It begins with excessive weight loss and progresses through jaundice, dehydration, low blood pressure, brain damage, and eventually death. Even after recovering, babies may suffer long-term effects.